House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
A stylish and comfortable terraced property, with air conditioning, set in a small, countryside condominium called Vale da Ribeira ('VDR'). VDR sits in approximately 75 acres of farmland between hills and valleys so the view from the terrace across open countryside and down to the Alvor Estuary is simply stunning. The house is privately owned by a family who take pride in offering a home from home experience to guests with luxury furnishings and fully fitted kitchen and bathroom facilities. Set into the side of a little hill the property's front door is at first floor level leading to a large sitting room, kitchen, utility room and cloakroom with loo and sink. Accessed from the sitting room through glass doors are two roof terraces with dining furniture and fabulous views. Downstairs are two bedrooms, both with en suites and French doors out to small private patios which, in turn, lead out onto the communal gardens. All windows and external doors have lockable shutters. Parking to the front of the property is off street and at first floor (entrance) level. Free WIFI is available to all guests staying in the property. An extra put up bed is available to hire.
Within a short minute's stroll is a large communal pool. A little waterfall runs down into a children's paddling pool area making VDR perfect for families. At the highest point of the village is a pergola with seating - a perfect place to relax and soak up the views of the surrounding countryside. Extensive, landscaped gardens offer plenty of space to relax and many guests comment on how easy it is to slip into their holiday in such peaceful surroundings.
First Floor (entrance level): Large open-plan sitting/dining area to seat up to 6 with glass sliding doors leading to two roof terraces • Flat screen TV with both local and English language cable channels • DVD player • CD player • Walking maps, local information & full house notes, including manuals • Fully fitted kitchen with granite work tops • Utility room • Cloakroom with loo & sink • Air conditioning units • Lockable security blinds on all external doors & windows • House Alarm
Ground Floor: Staircase from first floor down to the sleeping area • Master bedroom with super king bed, en suite bathroom & French doors to a private patio • Twin bedroom with beds that can zip together to make a super king size, en suite shower room & French doors to a private patio • Air conditioning • Lockable security blinds on all external doors & windows
Outdoors: 2 first floor roof terraces with panoramic countryside & Alvor Estuary views, dining table & chairs to seat up to 6 • Charcoal BBQ • Private off-street parking to the front • 2 private ground floor patios leading down to the communal gardens • 2 private sun loungers for guest use only
InHouse WIFI (free): You are able to use a hard wired broadband connection in the villa.
General: Local information folder • English speaking property managers based nearby • Out of hours emergency contact number
Vale da Ribeira Facilities: Large communal pool within 1 minute walk from property • Large pool terrace with feature bridge • Child's paddling pool area • Shared sun loungers & parasols around the pool • Outdoor shower • Extensive landscaped gardens • Relaxing seating area under a wooden pergola
Notes: Landscapers/gardeners will visit Vale da Ribeira regularly for a short time to maintain the gardens • Pool men will visit the shared pool regularly to check the levels • NO smoking • No pets
Cleaning & Linen Rota: Bed linen & house towels provided • Arrival & departure clean • For bookings of 7 or more nights there will be a mid-week light clean & towel change every 3 or 4 days • Full linen change and clean every 7th day for bookings of more than 7 days • Extra cleaning & laundry changes available on request for an additional charge
Check In / Check Out Details: Arrival restricted to after 4pm & departure to no later than 10am unless otherwise agreed • For late check in times (after 10pm) a fee of 35 EUROS applies, payable on arrival to the property manager
Minimum Stay: The property is available for breaks as short as 4 nights or for longer lets
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Meia Praia - 5-10 mins|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Faro - 45 mins, Nearest railway: Lagos 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The Algarve region
As you travel across the Western Algarve, you will pass through an area of unchanged traditions, brought together with the latest modern conveniences and exciting holiday attractions. Welcoming its guests with the Mediterranean climate, the Western Algarve reveals a great variety of flora and fauna. The region is rich in biodiversity and ecosystems making it of a great ecological interest. The best way to discover the aromas and flavours of the Western Algarve is to stroll through the narrow streets and alleys found away from the coast. Here you will find a myriad of local restaurants and bars indulging into the dainties of traditional cuisine. The range of choices includes famous regional delicacies such as figs, almonds, carobs and a very special brandy. Only a step away from the restful inland area is the excitement of the Western Algarve night-life and the most beautiful beaches in Europe. During the daytime you can enjoy fanciful shadows of the rocky coastline casted on the sand and as soon as the night comes revel in the merrymaking of bars, discos, marinas and casinos. The region's built heritage reveals particular memories of the ancestors of the Western Algarve, making it a special cultural place to visit. If you are looking for an active holiday time, the Western Algarve offers a range of outdoor sports from golfing on the green courses to physical exercise at the region's excellent facilities.
Magnified with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, Vale da Ribeira is a very beautiful and peaceful village. Completed in 2007 it has been a huge success with holidaymakers, many of whom return year on year. While the village is conveniently located near the EN125 road, properties are set well back on elevated grounds, allowing residents and guests to enjoy peace and quiet among olive, orange and almond trees as well as other local flora. This is a year round destination - winter sun, excellent walking and bird watching, spring flowers in abundance, summer beaches and warm sunshine. The fantastically beautiful coastline and glorious hills inland are all within easy driving distance. The beaches in the Western Algarve are among the most beautiful and least crowded in Europe. There are lots of sheltered coves along the South Coast and Vale da Ribeira is very close to the famous Meia Praia beach which is the longest in the area stretching from Lagos up to the Alvor Estuary. Most beaches are easy to park at, some (for example Luz and Burgau) tend to be a little more popular and only a short walk is involved. Nearly all have some form of beach bar or restaurant. Get the map out and explore - there is so much to see and sometimes you might come across a beach that you share with only a few people. Golfers are ideally placed as some of the best courses in the Algarve are within a short drive including Penina, Palmares, Boa Vista and Parque do Floresta. Within 10 minutes is Algarve's famous Motorpark (Autodromo International Algarve) near Portimao with its racing school, driving experiences, events and activities.